October 2010 Archives

Actress Betty White supports gay marriage

Posted by JD Uy
October 29, 2010 7:02 PM |
''I don’t care who anybody sleeps with. If a couple has been together all that time -- and there are gay relationships that are more solid than some heterosexual ones—I think it's fine if they want to get married. I don’t know how people can get so anti-something. Mind your own business, take care of your affairs, and don't ... [Read]

''Seriously, they want me to wear purple because five queers killed themselves. The only way im wearing it for them is if they all commit suicide. I cant believe the people of this world have gotten this stupid. We are honoring the fact that they sinned and killed thereselves because of their sin. REALLY PEOPLE.'' ''No because being a ... [Read]

[Do you agree with Terry Moffit that homosexuality can be changed? It can be cured?] ''My respect with when answering this question before, is that it really is a state issue as to how those issues want to resolved. It should be handled at a state level.... I've not seen his website so I'm not able to comment.'' [Do ... [Read]

''We've always reached out to a variety of actors and athletes and celebrities to appear on the show, and our programming has always appealed to adults as much as children... Honestly, the idea that anyone would interpret (this season) that way never crossed our minds.'' Ellen Lewis, described by UPI as the Sesame Street Workshop's vice president of corporate ... [Read]

''If you thought the Housewives were dysfunctional, wait until you meet the real Democrats of DC. They're catty: Barney. They're arrogant: Barbara. And they're in charge! Nancy. [The Change? Out of control debt, runaway spending and the loss of jobs.] Under Democrats, reality bites. Paid for by the GoProud, Inc and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. ... [Read]

UPDATE: Chris Armstrong dropped his Personal Protection Order request against Andrew Shirvell, explaining to the court that Shirvell has not contacted him since he went on personal leave. Shirvell's lawyer says the two legal teams had discussed the matter and he claims that Armstrong did not want to burden the court's time to settle the issue. Both sides apparently think they ... [Read]

''I was nervous about it but I’m glad I’ve done it and I can now move forward and get on with the rest of my life. I wasn't pressured into doing it. It was all my own decision.... Just talk about it when you feel ready. When you make that decision, just go for it.'' Joe McElderry, the teenage ... [Read]

''[I’ve] come to realize through experience that ultimately I really do have a lot of power in terms of the way I relate to the public or to people outside of my intimate circle of friends and family. Boundaries are very important to me.... The fact that these things are such hot-button issues right now, socially and politically, I ... [Read]

''While the law sanctions gay marriage, it neither demands that churches perform them or that our First Amendment right to choose what we print be suspended.'' Joe McQuaid, Publisher of the New Hampshire Union Leader. A gay couple, Greg Gould and Aurelio Tine, were set to be married in NH where marriage between same-sex couples became legal this past ... [Read]

''I felt like I was being asked to go back into the closet. And that's a terrifying place to be. My first reaction was absolute terror... [About returning to class,] Stoked. Really, really excited. Those kids are my joy.'' Seth Stambaugh, an Oregon teacher who says he had a brief conversation with a student who asked why he wasn't ... [Read]

''Like all of you, I was shocked and saddened by the deaths of several young people who were bullied and taunted for being gay, and who ultimately took their own lives.  As a parent of two daughters, it breaks my heart.  It’s something that just shouldn’t happen in this country.  ''We’ve got to dispel the myth that bullying is ... [Read]

''The constitutionality of the Florida law banning adoption by homosexuals is a divisive matter of great public interest.   As such, the final determination should rest with the Florida Supreme Court, not a lower appellate court.  But after reviewing the merits of independently seeking Supreme Court review, following the decision of our client the Department of Children and Families not ... [Read]

''Olivia, she's a year-and-a-half now.... My wife, she's French, so she speaks French to the kids. So, Olivia's using her words now. In French, maman is mother. 'Maman, maman,' and she nails it.... And I'm 'Mommy,' but with Olivia, it's doesn't sound like 'Mommy' -- it sounds like 'Mammy.' And, uh, that ain't cool!'' Comedian Wanda Sykes relaying stories ... [Read]

''Initially they were unsure of the status of my being able to come back in because of the RE code -- the reentry code.  And they found that I am eligible to go back in. They were a little confused because they normally don't have officers going back to be enlisted. They said that tomorrow we'll figure out all the ... [Read]

''Powder blue faggots! Powder blue faggots!'' A chant repeated by dozens of high school students caught on video at North High School in Ohio. The person who recorded the video says the chant happened at least three times, then she left disgusted. (YouTube) ''We did put a stop to it as soon as we heard them chanting it, and ... [Read]

''Like millions of Americans, I was terribly saddened to learn of the suicides of several teenagers across our country, after being bullied because they were gay or because people thought they were gay.  Children are particularly vulnerable to the hurt caused by discrimination and prejudice.  And we've lost many young people over the years to suicide. These most recent ... [Read]

''Forced sex, childhood sexual abuse, dating violence, early unwed pregnancy, substance abuse -- could these be a more important factor in the increased suicide risk of LGBT high schoolers than anything people like me ever said?'' Maggie Gallagher, president of the extremely anti-gay National Organization for Marriage. Here she writes another defensive opinion piece. She insinuates that no matter ... [Read]

''I do [believe that being gay is a choice]. Based on what? I guess you can choose who your partner is... I think that birth has an influence over it, like alcoholism and some other things, but I think that basically, you have a choice.'' Ken Buck who is running as the Republican candidate for a seat as US ... [Read]

''Comedy and joking about our differences breaks tension and brings us together. Drawing dividing lines over what we can and cannot joke about does exactly that; it divides us. Most importantly, where does it stop.'' Actor Vince Vaughn adding his personal thoughts about a line that appeared in a trailer for his upcoming moving, "The Dilemma." Vaughn also said ... [Read]

''It's a great show for the Glee Club, because it's a show for outcasts. It's a show for people that are trying to find some place to fit in, so it's perfect for this show.'' Matthew Morrison preview of the October 26 episode of Fox hit show ''GLEE.'' Here the cast performs the 37-year-old rock-n-roll stage musical's signature piece, ... [Read]

''I hear a lot of times that, people say don't ask don't tell works.  I think that they're not thinking beyond -- they're not thinking broad enought, and I'd like to equate it to -- for their spouse. If they were told they can't be seen with their spouse in public, or if they are, [then they] are constantly ... [Read]

''We must stop pandering to the pornographers and the perverts who seek to target our  children and destroy their lives. ''I did not march in a gay parade this year -- a gay pride parade this year. My opponent did. And that's not the example we should be showing our children, and certainly not in our schools. And don't ... [Read]

''Ladies and gentleman, electric cars are gay. I mean, not homosexual 'gay,' but my parents are chaperoning the high school dance 'gay.''' Opening line read by actor Vince Vaughn in a trailer for the movie, "The Dilemma." The clip also shows actress Queen Latifah nodding in approval, and then later saying she was impressed and wanted to have sex ... [Read]

''Honest to God, we put up our video and thought 'Are we going to be the only ones?' ... I get invitations to talk at colleges all the time. But I would never get an invitation to speak at a high school. I would never get permission to talk to a gay 13-year-old boy about how great it can ... [Read]

''I want to say to all of y'all, on behalf of all the adults who seem to be running this society: I am so sorry. I am so sorry that this is going on in this society. I'm so sorry that 'gay' is a slur. What are we thinking? What the hell are we thinking? And this is something, ... [Read]

''Over the past several years we've seen a huge drop in the average coming out age.  And a study that was released in 2008 actually showed that LGBT youth are, on average, coming out at age 13 now; which for many people seems almost impossibly young. However, if you look at other studies that were taken in previous years, ... [Read]

''Given what’s happened in the past week, and given the suicides that have happened in the past few weeks, it’s been, it’s been – it’s hard not to say something .... It's been a personal issue in a lot of ways. I've dealt with it.... It was certainly surprising. I honestly can't speak for a lot of things that were said ... [Read]

''I want to be funny. Our story is serious. We wanted to celebrate pride. We wanted to show ourselves off.  It's a tough time for the gay community. A lot of gay teenagers have committed suicide. So, we want this to end now.'' Margaret Cho on ''Dancing With The Stars'' just after dancing a samba to "Copacabana." She dressed ... [Read]

''Avichai David Smolen, son of Robert Smolen and Barbara Schneider of New Milford, and Justin Taylor Rosen, son of Keith and Elizabeth Rosen of Coram, N.Y., plan to be married next month by Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg at North Shore Synagogue in Syosset, N.Y.'' Opening paragraph of a wedding announcement that appeared in the Jewish Standard, a magazine/website that serves ... [Read]

''Regardless of your party affiliation, there are going to be certain parts of it that are anti-something.... Does it upset me that there are members of the GOP nationally that are not LGBT-friendly? Of course it does. Will it make me change my party affiliation? Not any more than a flag burner makes me renounce my citizenship.'' Tim Day, ... [Read]

''It should be noted that the staff of the Stonewall are some bad ass, take no shit hombres. My kind of queers. I would very much like to buy them a drink.... Until now, I’ve never had the experience of being brutally attacked. I was somewhat surprised that I never felt fear, before, during, or after the experience.... Violence ... [Read]

Beth Ditto, the lead singer for the punk rock group called The Gossip, reportedly opened Jean Paul Gaultier's ready-to-wear show at Paris Fashion Week. Ditto is an outspoken advocate for plus-sized women and the LGBT community. (Daily Mail) (Celebuzz) ... [Read]

''We just started talking, and I was really taken with her.... I was madly in love with Fred, but, deep down, I always knew it wasn’t the truth. I was never dishonest with him about my past, but it was a big struggle with me; a big struggle.... I always wanted to be with Mel, with all my heart ... [Read]

''The alarming numbers show us, and epidemiological data show us that over the years, we really need to add resources.... We certainly believe a national investment in prevention would allow us to bring a successful program to scale and allow more people to be tested and linked to care and treatment.'' Heather Hauck of Maryland's Infectious Disease and Environmental ... [Read]

''Mitchell has a problem with public displays of affection. I remember once at a New Year's Eve party, stroke of midnight, he high-fived me! ''Two problems with that: 1) Gays don't high-five. 2) Gays don't high-five.'' Cam on ABC's very funny "Modern Family" perhaps explaining why the popular show's gay characters have not shared a kiss before this week. In ... [Read]

''There's only one way to God and that's the truth.... I wasn't free until I came out with it.... I pray for everyone, especially Bishop. Because he knows the truth.'' Spencer LeGrand, 22, one of the four young men who is accusing Eddie Long of sexual coercion. Long, a preacher and famed televangelist, is accused by the men of ... [Read]

''Joe, I don't know if you're Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, but none of that should matter. Because what was said on your blog by someone from my office is just not acceptable, no matter who is saying it and who it's being said to. I just want to offer my sincerest apologies.'' Saxby Chambliss, US Senator from ... [Read]

''It was the law on the books. I was the former Attorney General. I had a sworn duty --.... I didn't say I liked it, I said I would enforce it! ... [Pauses after reporter tell Crist he said 'Children do best in a home with a mother and a father.'] Has that changed? No. I think what's changed ... [Read]

''jumping off the GW bridge sorry'' The last Facebook post of Tyler Clementi, a violinist and Rutgers University freshman who committed suicide on September 22. His roommate, Dharun Ravi, and a classmate, Molly Wei, allegedly used a webcam to watch and broadcast the 18-year-old's sexual encounter with another male. (New Jersey Star-Ledger) Dharun bragged about his invasion of Clementi's ... [Read]

''A lot of this is now happening in cyberspace, which may lead to the possibility to them being outed and then harassed in some other way.... We find that students that are out in high school are actually returning to a more closeted space when they come to college... afraid of what may happen if they have a roommate ... [Read]

''Here in America, we have this thing called the First Amendment, which allows people to express what they think and engage in political and social speech... He's clearly a bully ... but is that protected under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution? Yes.... ''He does satisfactory work and off-hours, he's free to engage under both our civil ... [Read]